Professional Development Services

From Initial Teacher Training and Foundation Degrees to a range of Continuous Professional Development courses, our Professional Development Service is at the very forefront of training within the special education sector.

Offering a range of short and long-term programmes, the Centre welcomes teachers and support staff locally and regionally. There are courses to suit all levels of experience and expertise including support staff, trainee teachers, teachers and SENCOs.

Whilst the Centre specialises in SEND provision, its courses are highly relevant to those in mainstream education. Without exception, its courses are informative, engaging and of high quality enabling participants to improve their skills and knowledge as well as furthering their careers. The Centre draws on the expertise and experience of teams working at Whitefield Academy Trust schools in order to create programmes that are highly relevant to today’s school environment.

Alongside its professional development courses, the Centre offers outreach services to schools across north and east London providing consultancy and support at management levels on all areas of their SEND provision. The Outreach Team also works with individual pupils with additional needs at mainstream schools creating bespoke solutions to enable them to access the full curriculum.


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@WhitefieldTrust - 23rd Jul 2021
📰We are delighted to share the latest edition of our Whitefield Academy Trust newsletter 🌟Click below to read exciting updates from across , , and
@WhitefieldTrust - 22nd Jul 2021
🎓Congratulations Class of 2021! We were so proud to celebrate your achievements & we wish you all well as you enter the world of work. Thank you & for your unwavering support.
@WhitefieldTrust - 22nd Jul 2021
We are hiring for the following finance positions: Head of Finance Financial Controller Finance Officer For further information click the link below:
@WhitefieldTrust - 8th Jul 2021
Find out how is opening up a world of opportunities for Padraic here:
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Whitefield Professional Development Services
- 17th Jun 2021
Dr Jo Fitzsimons is looking forward to delivering a lecture on ‘Sensory and Physical Needs’ today – Thursday 17th June 2021 - for Roehampton University students on the MA Inclusive Education: SEN and disability Programme with Course Leader Leda Kamenopoulou
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Whitefield Professional Development Services
- 16th Jun 2021
Applications still open for September 2021
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Whitefield Professional Development Services
- 16th Jun 2021
Applications now being taken for 2021 start.
@WhitefieldTrust - 15th Jun 2021
✅Congratulations to for achieving 's Quality Mark in BOTH its primary & secondary phases! A tremendous achievement recognising the school's high academic standards & focus on meeting individual needs
@WhitefieldTrust - 7th Jun 2021
Find out how is opening up a world of opportunities for Nishat here:
@WhitefieldTrust - 3rd Jun 2021
Find out how is opening up a world of opportunities for Nihal here:
@WhitefieldTrust - 20th May 2021
If you're interested in a position as an advisory teacher, come and join our outreach team!
@WhitefieldTrust - 19th May 2021
Find out how is opening up a world of opportunities for Louie here:
@WhitefieldTrust - 13th May 2021
Eid Mubarak to all our families who are celebrating this week!
@WhitefieldTrust - 12th May 2021
We put pupil at the heart of everything we do. Yesterday staff and participated in a safeguarding session focusing on peer-on-peer abuse as a result of the 'Everyone's Invited' website.
@WhitefieldTrust - 12th May 2021
Find out how Project SEARCH is opening up a world of opportunities for Nouman here:
@WhitefieldTrust - 28th Apr 2021
🔊DAILY MILE 🏃Our pupils are really excited to take part in this Friday's They will be joining children across the country for the special event which encourages our young people to go outside and get moving!
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- 20th Apr 2021
A blog post on the positives of lockdown by one of our advisory teachers, Jo Bean...
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Whitefield School
- 26th Mar 2021
📣The 5th Virtual SEND Conference will be taking place on Friday 21st May 2021. The conference will include 12 experts in SEND with a focus on Quality First Teaching. For just £60 per school you will have unlimited access to all sessions.
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Project SEARCH East London-Whipps Cross Hospital
- 19th Mar 2021
Today we received a special visit from who spoke with our interns about the excellent progress they've made via Project SEARCH so far. Dame Alwen also thanked them for the positive difference they're making to .
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Whitefield School
- 16th Mar 2021
🌎It is fantastic to see our pupils engaging so wholeheartedly with our activities One of their favourite activities so far has been learning how to craft with recycled materials!♻️